10th North American Steel Conference 2016

03 - 05 October 2016 - Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, Chicago, IL, USA

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CRU's North American Steel Conference 2016 will address the following key themes and topics:

  • Will metal spreads for mini-mills widen in the US as tariffs hold the price of steel up while scrap costs decline on lower demand from Asia?
  • Will the current positive price environment lead to the currently idled mills being reopened?
  • What is the outlook for mergers and acquisitions amongst mills, service centers and scrap companies in the US?
  • What is the prospect for further DRI capacity in the US and who will build it?
  • Is the US market at risk from new sources of supply replacing Chinese and Russian imports? Which countries have the arbitrage, capacity and shipping capacity to have an impact?
  • Only countries that are actively enforcing existing trade laws will be able to weather the current environment – to what extent will other markets begin to implement trade laws more aggressively and what will the impact be?
  • Projected US Dollar trading ranges – how much does the value of the dollar affect US industry?
  • What are the main challenges and opportunities on the US steel supply chain in catering to multi-metal and global demand needs of car makers?
  • Will China cut 150mt of excess iron and steel capacity by 2020 as stated?
  • To what extent will recent credit influxes in China continue to support infrastructure and real estate related steel demand?
  • Analyzing the outlook for steel intensive manufacture in Mexico – what are the challenges and opportunities for the US steel supply chain?
  • Shale 2.0: The natural gas export boom to Mexico is in full force, what does this means to US steel producers and fabricators?
  • Exploring the outlook for scrap demand from Asia – how long will a lower cost environment for mini-mills sustain?
  • Chinese scrap generation is increasing sharply – but how will limiting factors such as export duties and the high percentage of BOF production limit generation going forward?


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